1-26. I was going to tell you


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I was going to call you.
  • I was going to exercise today.
  • I was going to bring my notebook.
  • I was not going to tell him.
  • She was going to wear a skirt.
  • They were going to give up.
  • We were going to open up a business.
  • Were you going to move to England?
  • Were you going to meet the mayor?
  • Was she going to borrow your money?
  • I was going to leave.
  • I was going to hit him.
  • I was going to hire the model.
  • I was going to marry my best friend.
  • I was going to forgive you.


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
exercise (v) to do physical activities in order to make yourself stronger and healthier
e.g. I was going to exercise yesterday but I forgot. 
paint (n) a liquid that dries to form a thin colored layer when it is spread on a surface
e.g. She was going to buy new paint for her bedroom. 
England (n) part of the United Kingdom
e.g. I was going to visit England next year. 
mayor (n) an official who is elected to be the head of the government of a city or town
e.g. I was going to meet the mayor of New York. 
business (n) the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money
e.g. Are you going help me with my buisness
invite (v) to ask (someone) to go somewhere or do something
e.g. Are you going to invite her to the party? 
paper (n) the material that is used in the form of thin sheets for writing or printing, etc.
e.g. I was going to write my report on the paper
high heels (n) women’s shoes that have tall heels
e.g. She was going to wear high heels tonight. 
store (n) a building or room where things are sold
e.g. They were going to go to the store to buy bread. 
nap (v) a short period of sleep especially during the day
e.g. He was going to take a nap before he worked. 


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. marry / to / best / was / I / going / my / friend / .
    2. trust / going / we / to / him / were / .
    3. Teddy / going / I / not / to / was / invite / .
    4. with / I / not / going / live / was / him / to / .
    5. she / to / lock / was / door / going / the / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I was going not to leave.
    2. I was going to hiring the model.
    3. I was not to eat chicken again.
    4. I has not going to open my ice cream store.
    5. Were you go to change your number?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What are some things you wanted to do but didn’t get to do this year?  (use “was/were going to V”)
    2. What did you want to become when you were little? (use “was/were going to V”)
    3. What are some places you wanted to visit? (use “was/were going to V”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph (5-10 sentences).
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. What is the best birthday present you ever received? 
    3. Movies are popular all over the world. Explain why movies are so popular. Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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